Southborough committee seeks to educate on Impact 
of
 CO2 
Emissions

by beth on January 9, 2015

Above: 400 and Rising (version 2.5) produced by Southborough Green Technology and Recycling Committee (posted to You Tube by Carl Guyer)

The Southborough Green Technology and Recycling Committee is continuing its efforts to educate the public on the impact we have on our environment.

Chair Carl Guyer will host another “400 and Rising” climate change presentation this month. The discussion will take place Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 pm at the Southborough Library.

400
 and
 Rising presentation flyer

He has also shared his video of the slide show (above).

The committee’s intention is to help with “Understanding 
the
 Magnitude 
and
 Impact 
of
 CO2 
Emissions“.

Guyer examines:

  • The 
impact 
carbon
 dioxide 
(CO2) 
emissions
 are 
having
 on
 the 
earth’s
 atmosphere 
and
 the
 existence 
of 
life
 on 
the 
planet.
  • How 
presently
 one 
third 
of 
the 
most 
important 
life 
enabling chemical
 element, 
carbon, 
is
 now 
sourced
 from
 fossil 
fuels.
  • Data 
demonstrating
 the recent 
unprecedented 
rise
 in
 the
 concentration
 of
 atmospheric
 CO2, 
the
 source,
 and
 why
 so 
many
 are
 concerned.
  • How 
to
 take 
action 
right 
here 
in 
our 
own
 town.

Click to enlarge

Guyer also shared another interesting video below, this one by by climate central.

It’s a 1 minute visual demonstration of changing temperature records.

Produced in November, it refers to likelihood of 2014 breaking a new record for hottest year. That outcome was reported as confirmed this week. (See Scientific America’s article):


posted to You Tube by climatecentraldotorg

1 Al Hamilton January 10, 2015 at 8:37 AM

I believe global warming is real but it is a very very difficult problem to solve.

1. Our first world lifestyle is built on a foundation of massive quantities of inexpensive energy. We, as a society will kill to maintain that life style

2. There are roughly 3 billion people on the planet that can see the first rung of a first world lifestyle within their grasp. That means air conditioning, central heat, stove, washing machine, and above all a car. They will not be denied and their governments know better than to try.

If you want to act there are several things that you could consider beyond your own behavior

1. Recognize that the Town of Southborough is probably the biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses in Southborough. All those inefficient dilapidated building take a lot of heating, those big cruisers use 25,000 gal of gasoline a year…..

2. You should be an advocate of Nuclear Power and Hydraulic Fracturing (aka fraking). Nuclear Power generates no greenhouse gasses and can provide utility scale power that we all love. Hydraulic Fracturing has driven the price of natural gas to historic lows which has permitted the conversion of coal fire plants to NG. NG CO2 emissions are about 1/2 of the emissions from coal

Pick your poision

2 Dean Dairy January 10, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Here comes lovable (I mean that sincerely) Carl Guyer with his statistics again.

Those graphs shown above in the first video above employ the technique explained in Huff and Geis: “How to Lie with Statistics”, Chapter 5, “The Gee Whiz Graph”.

Let’s be clear, the change shown from 320 to 400 PPM (parts per million) CO2 is the following:

Atmospheric CO2 has gone from thirty-two one-thousandths of one percent to forty one-thousandths of one percent.

I dunno, given that CO2 is essential for sustaining all life on earth, and that it comprises only a few thousandths of a percent of the atmosphere (compared to oxygen’s 21%), shouldn’t we be just as concerned with too little CO2?

The science is more complicated, of course, but that is just the flip-side of argumentation employed by the global warming alarmists. So don’t fall for it.

3 Earth Day January 19, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Is there a way to contact this committee for a potential presentation to another town organization?

4 beth January 19, 2015 at 12:50 PM

If you email me at mysouthborough@gmail.com, I’ll be happy to pass the message along.

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